Solidarity on Tap?: ISN Joins Portland-area Jesuit Institutions for “Pub Theology”

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BY ISN STAFFMay 4, 2014

Can you find Jesus in a pub?  That’s the question incoming Jesuit provincial of the Oregon Province, Father Scott Santarosa, S.J., will answer this week at an event entitled “Pub Theology.”  Taking place in a local Portland, Oregon pub is co-sponsored by Jesuit High School, JVC Northwest, Ignatian Solidarity Network, and the Jesuit Provinces of Oregon & California.  This is the not the first time that ISN has mixed suds and solidarity.  Over the past year ISN has joined DC-based Jesuit institutions to host Jesuit alumni happy hours and piloted “Solidarity on Tap” in Cleveland, Ohio.  The common thread of all of these events has been the opportunity to feature the good work of Jesuit and Ignatian organizations committed to promoting a “faith that does justice,” a core element of the Jesuit mission worldwide.

“Food and drink give people a chance to come together and share their passions for faith and justice,” said Christopher Kerr, executive director of the Ignatian Solidarity Network.  When asked about his hopes for these types events, “ISN is excited to work with local and national Jesuit institutions to build the sense of ‘Ignatian family’ in local communities that people experience at national ISN events like the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice.”

If Jesuit high school or college alumni/alumnae, former Jesuit Volunteers, Jesuit parish members, etc. would be interested in hosting a “Solidarity on Tap” event with ISN in your local community, contact Kim Miller (ISN Program Director) at [email protected] or 216-397-2080.

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